Selected Specimens

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CT364 - Chlorite on Adularia $ 150
Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


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Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364a.jpg] Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364b.jpg] Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364c.jpg]

Crystals of Adularia with surface coatings of Chlorite to 4cm long on a small amount of matrix. Aesthetic form and high quality old specimen. Ex. Laurent Gautron collection.


CT365 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 400
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365c.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365d.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365e.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365g.jpg]

Double-terminated pink and green Tourmaline crystal with attached Lepidolite. The prism faces are perfect and complete all round. One termination is perfect and has some hollow/stepped growth, the other (pink) termination is flat and lustrous but has some edge chipping. Gemmy with good color and weighs 28.7 grams.


CT362 - Selenite $ 275
Zaragoza, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362a.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362b.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362c.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362d.jpg]

Water clear Selenite crystals on matrix. These always stun due to their perfect, pure look. Sawcut on back and base. Ex. Roberts Minerals specimen.


CT369 - Datolite $ 300
Patterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


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Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369a.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369b.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369c.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369d.jpg]

Robust, high quality Datolite from Petterson. Complete all around classic making a great thumbnail. These were found long ago and are now hard to come by. 


CT373 - Garnet $ 75
Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373a.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373b.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373c.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373d.jpg]

Translucent green Garnet crystals to 1.7cm. Interesting locality piece (and nice Garnets!) for a California collector.


CT376 - Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise $ 150
Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376a.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376b.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376c.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376d.jpg]

Old speciemn of Malachite psuedomorphs (presumably after Azurite) with areas of Turquoise. Seldom seen specimen that comes with two old labels, one 'the Masimer collectiion' and the other is the "Schneider's' of Poway, California.


K202 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202e.jpg]

Large, distinct crystal clusters of Prehite atop a Graphite matrix. A beautiful example of the recent style found in 2019 that form elongated clusters that taper to a thin chisel-tip termination. This style also has a more bluegreen yellow color (as compared to previous with a more lemon yellow color) that doesn't get picked up by the camera very well. Wonderful piece that displays very well.


K934 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934d.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. It is contacted on one side where a Tanzanite crystal grew, and bits of Tanzanite remain attached.


K466 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466c.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. Undamaged.


CT342 - Realgar $ 150
Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342a.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342c.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342d.jpg]

Bright, translucent acicular Realgar crystals covering surfaces and filling vugs in matrix. Ex. Trantham collection #225 acquired in 1979 and valued at that time at $20.


CT114 - Cerussite $ 150
Taouz, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114a.jpg] Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114b.jpg] Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster 2.1cm wide, on matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT399 - Inderite $ 300
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399a.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399b.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399c.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399e.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399f.jpg]

Well formed cluster of terminated, translucent Inderite crystals. Elegant, prismatic crystals with a thin coating of white Tincalconite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #53. Though Chuck saw many of these, this was the one he decided to keep, for obvious reasons.


CT350 - Analcime $ 275
North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350a.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350b.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350c.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350d.jpg]

Well formed, equant single Analcime crystal with smaller attached crystals. This locality has produced Colorado's finest zeolites and this is considered a large crystal for the locality. Complete all around and undamaged.


CT100 - Silver $ 250
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100d.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100f.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100g.jpg]

Specimen of Silver crystals from Batopilas. Not the typical 'herringbone' style for the locality, this is a dense mass of crystals, some showing platy, cubic crystals to 3mm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT378 - Polybasite with Quartz $ 175
Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378a.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378b.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378c.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378d.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378e.jpg]

Polybasite and Argentite associated with white Quartz crystals. Historic specimen from and old silver mine that operated from the 1880's to about 1907.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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